Ice hockey at the 1992 Winter Olympics

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1992 Winter Olympics
Ice Hockey
Ice hockey pictogram.svg
Tournament details
Host country France
Dates8–23 February
Teams12
Venue(s)Méribel Ice Palace
Final positions
Champions Gold medal blank.svgOlympic flag.svg Unified Team (1st title)
Runner-up Silver medal blank.svg Canada
Third place Bronze medal blank.svg Czechoslovakia
Fourth place United States
Tournament statistics
Matches played46
Goals scored316 (6.87 per match)
Scoring leader(s)Canada Joe Juneau 15 points
1988
1994

The men's ice hockey tournament at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France, was the 16th Olympic Championship. The games were played at the Méribel Ice Palace in Méribel, about 45 km from host city Albertville. The competition, held from 8 to 23 February, was won by the Unified Team in its only appearance. The team was composed of some newly emerged nations from the former Soviet Union, which had dissolved just weeks before the Games began. Canada won the silver medal, its first hockey medal since 1968 and 11th Olympic ice hockey medal.

Medalists[edit]

Gold: Silver: Bronze:
 Unified Team (EUN)

Sergei Bautin
Igor Boldin
Nikolai Borschevsky
Vyacheslav Butsayev
Vyacheslav Bykov
Evgeni Davydov
Alexei Zhitnik
Darius Kasparaitis
Nikolai Khabibulin
Yuri Khmylev
Andrei Khomutov
Andrei Kovalenko
Alexei Kovalev
Igor Kravchuk
Vladimir Malakhov
Dmitri Mironov
Sergei Petrenko
Vitali Prokhorov
Mikhail Shtalenkov
Andrei Trefilov
Dmitri Yushkevich
Alexei Zhamnov
Sergei Zubov

 Canada (CAN)

Dave Archibald
Todd Brost
Sean Burke
Kevin Dahl
Curt Giles
David Hannan
Gordon Hynes
Fabian Joseph
Joe Juneau
Trevor Kidd
Patrick Lebeau
Chris Lindberg
Eric Lindros
Kent Manderville
Adrien Plavsic
Dan Ratushny
Sam Saint-Laurent
Brad Schlegel
Wallace Schreiber
Randy Smith
David Tippett
Brian Tutt
Jason Woolley

 Czechoslovakia (TCH)

Patrik Augusta
Petr Bříza
Jaromír Dragan
Leo Gudas
Miloslav Hořava
Petr Hrbek
Otakar Janecký
Tomáš Jelínek
Drahomír Kadlec
Kamil Kašťák
Robert Lang
Igor Liba
Ladislav Lubina
František Procházka
Petr Rosol
Bedřich Ščerban
Jiří Šlégr
Richard Šmehlík
Róbert Švehla
Oldřich Svoboda
Radek Ťoupal
Peter Veselovský
Richard Žemlička

Qualification[edit]

The Olympic tournament was to be contested by twelve nations. The top eleven nations from the 1991 World Championships (eight from pool A, top three from pool B) qualified directly, while the twelfth ranked nation had to play off against the winner of that year's pool C.[1]

14 April 1991Denmark 4–6
(0–5, 2–1, 2–0)
 PolandCopenhagen
16 April 1991Poland 9–5
(4–2, 2–2, 3–1)
 DenmarkOświęcim

Poland qualified in final tournament

First round[edit]

Twelve participating teams were placed in two groups. After playing a round-robin, the top four teams in each group advanced to the Medal Round while the last two teams competed in the Consolation Round for the 9th to 12th places.

Group A[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  United States 5 4 1 0 18 7 +11 9 Quarterfinals
2  Sweden 5 3 2 0 22 11 +11 8
3  Finland 5 3 1 1 22 11 +11 7
4  Germany 5 2 0 3 11 12 −1 4
5  Italy 5 1 0 4 18 24 −6 2 Consolation round
6  Poland 5 0 0 5 4 30 −26 0
9 February 1992Sweden 7–2
(2–1, 3–0, 2–1)
 PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
9 February 1992Finland 5–1
(1–0, 2–0, 2–1)
 GermanyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
9 February 1992United States 6–3
(2–1, 0–2, 4–0)
 ItalyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

11 February 1992Finland 9–1
(4–0, 1–0, 4–1)
 PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
11 February 1992United States 2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
 GermanyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
11 February 1992Sweden 7–3
(2–0, 4–1, 1–2)
 ItalyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

13 February 1992Italy 7–1
(5–1, 1–0, 1–0)
 PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
13 February 1992United States 4–1
(1–0, 1–1, 2–0)
 FinlandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
13 February 1992Sweden 3–1
(3–1, 0–0, 0–0)
 GermanyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

15 February 1992Italy 2–5
(0–2, 2–0, 0–3)
 GermanyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
15 February 1992Sweden 2–2
(1–0, 0–1, 1–1)
 FinlandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
15 February 1992United States 3–0
(0–0, 2–0, 1–0)
 PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

17 February 1992Germany 4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
 PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
17 February 1992Finland 5–3
(3–0, 0–1, 2–2)
 ItalyMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
17 February 1992Sweden 3–3
(0–1, 0–1, 3–1)
 United StatesMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

Group B[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1  Canada 5 4 0 1 28 9 +19 8[a] Quarterfinals
2 Olympic flag.svg Unified Team 5 4 0 1 32 10 +22 8[a]
3  Czechoslovakia 5 4 0 1 25 15 +10 8[a]
4  France (H) 5 2 0 3 14 22 −8 4
5   Switzerland 5 1 0 4 13 25 −12 2 Consolation round
6  Norway 5 0 0 5 7 38 −31 0
Source:[citation needed]
(H) Host.
Notes:
  1. ^ a b c Canada 2 Pts, +3GD; United Team 2 Pts 0GD; Czechoslovakia 2 Pts, –3GD
8 February 1992Canada 3–2
(1–1, 2–0, 0–1)
 FranceMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
8 February 1992Czechoslovakia 10–1
(4–0, 5–1, 1–0)
 NorwayMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
8 February 1992Unified Team Olympic flag.svg8–1
(3–0, 3–0, 2–1)
  SwitzerlandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

10 February 1992Unified Team Olympic flag.svg8–1
(3–0, 2–0, 3–1)
 NorwayMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
10 February 1992Czechoslovakia 6–4
(0–2, 4–1, 2–1)
 FranceMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
10 February 1992Canada 6–1
(1–0, 4–0, 1–1)
  SwitzerlandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

12 February 1992Canada 10–0
(3–0, 3–0, 4–0)
 NorwayMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
12 February 1992Switzerland  3–4
(2–1, 1–2, 0–1)
 FranceMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
12 February 1992Unified Team Olympic flag.svg3–4
(1–2, 1–0, 1–2)
 CzechoslovakiaMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

14 February 1992Unified Team Olympic flag.svg8–0
(2–0, 4–0, 2–0)
 FranceMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
14 February 1992Switzerland  6–3
(0–1, 1–1, 5–1)
 NorwayMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
14 February 1992Canada 5–1
(1–0, 2–1, 2–0)
 CzechoslovakiaMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

16 February 1992Norway 2–4
(0–1, 0–0, 2–3)
 FranceMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
16 February 1992Czechoslovakia 4–2
(1–1, 1–1, 2–0)
  SwitzerlandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
16 February 1992Canada 4–5
(2–3, 0–1, 2–1)
Olympic flag.svg Unified TeamMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

Consolation round[edit]

Bracket[edit]

 
9–12th place semifinals9th place game
 
      
 
18 February
 
 
 Italy3
 
21 February
 
 Norway5
 
 Norway5
 
19 February
 
  Switzerland2
 
  Switzerland7
 
 
 Poland2
 
11th place game
 
 
20 February
 
 
 Italy1
 
 
 Poland4

9–12th place semifinals[edit]

18 February 1992Italy 3–5
(1–1, 1–2, 1–2)
 NorwayMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel
19 February 1992Switzerland  7–2
(1–0, 2–2, 4–0)
 PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

11th place game[edit]

20 February 1992Italy 1–4
(0–3, 1–0, 0–1)
 PolandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

9th place game[edit]

21 February 1992Norway 5–2
(2–0, 0–1, 3–1)
  SwitzerlandMéribel Ice Palace, Méribel

Consolation Round 5th-8th Places[edit]

  • February 20
 France 4:5  Germany
 Sweden 3:2  Finland

7th Place Match[edit]

  • February 22
 France 1:4  Finland

5th Place Match[edit]

  • February 22
 Sweden 4:3  Germany

Final round[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

February 18 Canada4:3 (SO)
(1-2, 1-0, 1-1)
 Germany
February 18 Czechoslovakia3:1
(1-1, 0-0, 2-0)
 Sweden
February 19 France1:4
(1-0, 0-3, 0-1)
 United States
February 19 Unified Team6:1
(2-1, 2-0, 2-0)
 Finland

Semi-finals[edit]

February 21 Unified Team5:2
(2-1, 0-1, 3-0)
 United States
February 21 Canada4:2
(2-1, 0-1, 2-0)
 Czechoslovakia

Bronze Medal Game[edit]

February 22 Czechoslovakia6:1
(2-0, 1-0, 3-1)
 United States

Gold Medal Game[edit]

February 23
14:15
 Unified Team3:1
(0-0, 0-0, 3-1)
 CanadaMéribel Ice Palace
Attendance: 6,100

Leading scorers[edit]

Rk Name GP G A Pts
1 Canada Joe Juneau 8 6 9 15
2 Olympic flag.svg Andrei Khomutov 8 7 7 14
3 Czechoslovakia Robert Lang 8 5 8 13
4 Finland Teemu Selänne 8 7 4 11
5 Canada Eric Lindros 8 5 6 11
Finland Hannu Järvenpää 8 5 6 11
7 Olympic flag.svg Vyacheslav Bykov 8 4 7 11
8 Olympic flag.svg Yuri Khmylev 8 4 6 10
Finland Mika Nieminen 8 4 6 10
10 Olympic flag.svg Nikolai Borschevskiy 8 7 2 9

Final Rankings[edit]

  1.  Unified Team
  2.  Canada
  3.  Czechoslovakia
  4.  United States
  5.  Sweden
  6.  Germany
  7.  Finland
  8.  France
  9.  Norway
  10.  Switzerland
  11.  Poland
  12.  Italy

Unified Medal controversy[edit]

Russian goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin was the third on the depth chart and never played when the Unified Team won gold in Albertville, France. Instead of giving the gold to someone who did not play, coach Viktor Tikhonov kept it. Only players are given Olympic medals; coaches and management are not. The medal was finally returned to Khabibulin in a private medal ceremony during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1992 olympic qualifier
  2. ^ Genessy, Jody; Buckley, Tim (February 16, 2002). "Russian gets his gold back". Deseret News. Retrieved February 16, 2018.